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Bike racks and the risk of a crash

On Behalf of | Jun 14, 2019 | Car Accidents |

There are many hazards to watch out for on the road, such as reckless drivers who fail to stop when they are supposed to and those who operate a vehicle while they are intoxicated. Sometimes, less common risk factors can result in a crash, such as a driver who is trying to transport a bicycle (or some other object) on their bike racks. Sometimes, people may be careless or inexperienced, and they may not attach the bike to their vehicle properly, which can pose a serious risk to other vehicles that are on the road.

Someone may be surprised when a bicycle falls off of a vehicle in front of them. In some instances, they may collide with the bike, or collide with another vehicle after swerving abruptly in an attempt to avoid the bike. Drivers may try to transport other large items, such as surfboards, and when they fail to properly secure these objects they can result in a serious accident (especially if a mishap occurs at high speeds).

Sometimes, these accidents result in minor property damage, but they can also be very serious. If you were injured in a crash that was caused by a driver’s failure to properly secure a bike to their car (or any similar issue), this should definitely be examined closely if you have decided to take legal action against the driver. During the summer months, these hazards can be particularly prevalent, so it is very important to be cautious while you are on the road.

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